Good morning, my darlings.
Today’s post is going to be a short one because I’ve been such a busy bee gearing up for what’s happening next week: Diamonds in the Library’s 3rd epic annual all-jewelry holiday gift guide. Woohoo!
Now: to the goodies. Today is all about these Van Cleef and Arpels turquoise and diamond earrings.
Holy moly. Is there any point in even writing anything? These Van Cleef and Arpels turquoise and diamond earrings are an explosion of glory, and my words can hardly make that any more obvious. May they grace a hundred thousand cocktail parties.
These babies are from 1960, and are by the inestimable Van Cleef and Arpels. They’re two fanned rounds of creamy matched turquoise cabochons, centered by piles of brilliant cut diamonds and spiked with further brilliants around the outside of the pinwheels.
They’re 3.5 cm across, and the diamonds total a whole 8 carats. Not a typo. 8 carats of diamonds.
Be still my heart.
These Van Cleef and Arpels turquoise and diamond earrings were listed in a recent Bonhams auction. All images and info are thanks to Bonhams.